Saturday, 31 May 2008

Human Life

A woman assaulted at a subway stop in New York City several years ago later recalled the image that will be etched in her mind forever. As she struggled against her assailant, she saw a man on a bench about 100 yards away wearing headphones and happily moving to the sound of a beat — utterly oblivious to the harm she was enduring.

This is one of those stories you hear and it touches you at quite a profound level. Imagine the helplessness of such an experience; being in such need of help, desperately crying out, and yet nobody being able to hear you.

Today, in our culture, we have things going on, which simply shouldn't be going on. Abortion levels are at an all time high.

Now imagine being in the situation of a crisis pregnancy. Imagine being gripped by fear because people might not approve of the pregnancy. Or that you might loose your job, partner, or even home because you are pregnant. These women and the unborn are crying out for help.

We have to ask if we ourselves are listening, are we responding to the needs of the people who really need us? Or do we simply speak and exist in a culture whereby we know and can understand people like us, but the language we use, the things we say and do don't really make a difference because again we're speaking to ourselves. At the same time, people are still going for abortions, babies are still dying and yet we still have our earphones on.

This blog isn't hear to offend anyone, it's to share the thoughts of someone struggling just like you, trying to live my life according to the Gospel and the teachings of the Church. Yet I believe that in order to fight for the unborn we will have to pay with our whole being, and that involves going out into the world and being amongst it, not standing on our offices calling for people to quit their jobs.

We're not trying to win an argument, we've won that already... We're trying to save human lives.

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